Mr No-Relationship, Part 8 – Cold Sore

It’s Thursday night in Kenya, and Lucy and Brad have gone back to his fancy hotel.  Even though they only met a week ago, tomorrow they’re off for a sexy weekend away in a scenic lakeside retreat a few hours from Nairobi, and Lucy’s both nervous and excited. If you…

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Mr No-Relationship, Part 7 – Mood Swings

Mr No-Relationship, Part 7 – Mood Swings

It’s Tuesday, and Lucy’s now four days into her thrilling-yet-terrifying whirlwind romance with Brad, the 36-year-old Australian construction manager whom she met on Tinder shortly after arriving in Nairobi. As always, if this is all news to you, feel free to nip over here to read from the beginning, or… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 6 – Opening Up

Mr No-Relationship, Part 6 – Opening Up

It’s Monday in Nairobi.  Since matching on Tinder on Friday, Lucy and Brad have had the sort of whirlwind romantic weekend that usually only happens in the movies, and have spent the whole of the day texting like it’s about to be made illegal. To catch up on this, read… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 5 – Escalation

Mr No-Relationship, Part 5 – Escalation

It’s Monday morning. Lucy’s been in Kenya for less than a week, but in a statistically impossible twist of fate she’s already met a cute boy, had a whirlwind few days with him, and agreed to go away with him next weekend.  If you’re just joining us now you probably… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 4 – Coupling

Mr No-Relationship, Part 4 – Coupling

It’s a humid Saturday night in Nairobi, and Lucy’s on an intoxicating second date with Bradley, a 36-year-old Australian guy she met on Tinder just the day before. If you missed it, you can catch up on last week at Part 3 – House Party, or start from the beginning… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 3 – House Party

Mr No-Relationship, Part 3 – House Party

Three days after her arrival in Kenya, Lucy went on Tinder and came across Brad, a 36-year-old construction manager from Australia.  From his photos she couldn’t see herself ever wanting to be thrown roughly over a table and banged from behind by him, but since she’s only looking for friendship… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 2 – Uber

Mr No-Relationship, Part 2 – Uber

Lucy’s now in Nairobi, where she’s going to be working for the next three months.  If you missed this important detail, you can catch up by nipping over to read Lucy Goes To Africa. Three days into the trip she fired up Tinder as a way of making new friends… View Post
Mr No-Relationship, Part 1 – Match

Mr No-Relationship, Part 1 – Match

Those of you who follow Lucy on Twitter may remember a handful of recent tweets about a man who came to be known as Mr No-Relationship. This is his story. Before you get started, you should probably read last week’s post, Lucy Goes To Africa.  It explains how, after deciding she… View Post
Lucy Goes… To Africa

Lucy Goes… To Africa

It’s now been three years since Lucy became single again.  Three long years of swiping her way through the men of London Town, three bastarding years riding the fleeting ups and soul-crushing downs of the dating rollercoaster.  And while she’s had some successes, met some reasonably nice guys, and even… View Post
The Geography Teacher, Part 5 – Revision

The Geography Teacher, Part 5 – Revision

Lucy’s been on four dates with Josh, the quirky but disarmingly decent Geography teacher.  Three of these have been amusing evenings in various London drinking establishments, and the fourth was an awkward home visit which, after a sufficient quantity of wine had been consumed, turned into an entertaining (but not… View Post
The Geography Teacher, Part 4 – Private Lesson

The Geography Teacher, Part 4 – Private Lesson

Since Lucy’s clearly not going to get anywhere with Jack, her handsome work crush (at least not for now), she turns her attention back to Josh, the sweet but slightly eccentric Geography teacher from Northampton with whom she’s had three dates. If you need a recap on what happened last… View Post
The Work Crush, Part 2 – Weekend

The Work Crush, Part 2 – Weekend

As you probably know by now, Sod’s law dictates that it’s completely and utterly im-fucking-possible for Lucy to meet a guy who boasts the two crucial qualities of being (a) not a cunt and (b) not already spoken for.  She comes across nice guys and dickheads, hot ones and ones… View Post
The Work Crush, Part 1 – Smitten

The Work Crush, Part 1 – Smitten

While Lucy waits to see if there will be a fourth date with Josh, the Geography teacher, let’s take a little detour and talk about something else for a bit… One of the things Lucy regularly struggles with is the fact that, as much as she loathes the fuckwittery and… View Post
Names and some minor details have been changed to protect the innocent. And sometimes the guilty.